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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Friday, 26 April 2013

GLENLIVET 1993 2.82 'CANDY STORES AND CAROUSELS' - THE SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY

Final Glenlivet review this time around will be a bottling only half the age of the previous 2... a 19yo. Now, I've reviewed a good range of bottlings from the SMWS in January and February this year and most have been ranging from good to excellent, so expectations are up a bit with this one as well.

But back to Glenlivet itself... or at least I will be in just over a weeks time for the Spirit of Speyside Spring Festival... and hopefully touring the distillery again this time - it's been a while since I've been around the distillery, even though I've been at the visitors centre a couple of times since my last tour. New this year is a chance to 'bottle your own' at Glenlivet - an 18yo if I remember correctly - but it sure sounds interesting - I just wonder what the price will be - and will it be cask strength? Guess I'll have to wait a little to find that out :-)

Now onto the review...

Glenlivet 1993 2.82 (18.05.1993) 19yo 'Candy stores and Carousels' 54,9%, Refill hogshead, 165 bottles, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Colour is full gold

Similar bottle shown

Nose:
Flowery, fresh baking, marzipan, apples and pear, blackberries (not the phone!!) and toffee

Taste:
Brown sugar, tropical fruit - pineapple and coconut as in the 2 previous reviews as well, nutty, toffee, hint of dessert chocolates (After Eights?). Finishes on honey notes and spicy oak and that baked note again.

A delicious expression as well - this one!

87/100!

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